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Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark

Louisiana Purchase and Lewis & Clark

Discussion & Essay Questions

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions


    Big Picture

    1. What would have happened if the Haitian slaves had not succeeded in their revolt?
    2. How would Haiti be different today if the French had retained control of this profitable sugar colony?
    3. What might be different if Napoleon had not lost interest in his North American holdings?
    4. What if American western expansion had been held in check by a powerful French province west of the Mississippi River?
      • Would the United States be the same country without the Midwest, Far West, Pacific Northwest, and/or Southwest? Why or why not?
      • What epic events in American history would have been altered?
        • The Civil War?
        • The Gold Rush?